US-based firm PacketVideo, a fully-owned subsidiary of Japan’s NTT DOCOMO which develops software to power interactive media experience, has appointed Mark Tapling as CEO and President.
A former recipient of the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award, Tapling has most recently served as CEO of SDL plc Language Technologies following SDL’s acquisition of Language Weaver, where he led the company’s launch of the first commercial SaaS application for high speed statistical machine translation.
Dr. James (Jim) Brailean, founder and former CEO of PacketVideo, will be leaving the company to pursue other interests, but will continue to serve as an informal advisor to PacketVideo during the transition period.
“DOCOMO is pleased to welcome Mark into the business, and we are looking forward to working with him to enable a new generation of success,” said Tomoya Hemmi, Director of Product Department at NTT DOCOMO.
“We greatly appreciate Jim’s enormous contribution to the business and wish him well in the future. We continue to be a very strong supporter of PacketVideo as a company as well as a satisfied customer of the Twonky product line.”
The core product offering from PacketVideo is Twonky, a technology ecosystem that enables the seamless sharing of virtually any type of media content across the connected home.